About District

Thane, the second Northern-most districts of Konkan, lies adjoining the Arabian Sea in the north-west part of Maharashtra. It extends between 18'420 and 20'200 north latitude and 72'450 and 73'480 east longitude. Its northern limits adjoin the Palghar District carved out of Thane in 2014 while the district of Nasik and Ahmednagar to its East, Pune to the South–East, Raigad to the South and Mumbai Metropolitan to the South – West. The total geographical area of the district is 4214 sq.km.

Topography

The district is divided into two parts on the basis of its topography.

  • In the North and Eastern Part of the district, Sahyadri ranges are spread and its north side the thick forest area is situated.
  • The central region of the district is mostly flat area and Rice farming is done in this area. It's heavily urbanized area.

Thane district is bound by Nashik district to the North east, Pune and Ahmednagar districts to the East, and Palghar district to the North.

Raigad district lies to the South while Mumbai and suburban Mumbai lie on the southwest. The Arabian Sea forms the western boundary.

  • Palghar on the North.
  • Nashik on the North East.
  • Raigad on the South.
  • Mumbai and suburban Mumbai on the south west.
  • Pune and Ahmednagar on the East.

Rivers and Dams

The rivers of the district mainly belong to two river streams of the North Konkan, namely the Ulhas and Vaitarna, both draining the rainy Western slopes of the Sahyadri that lie between the Bhor and the Thal Ghats.

River Vaitarna rises in the Trimbak hills in Nashik district, opposite the source of the Godavari, and enters Thane at Vihigaon near Kasara, after passing through a deep gorge while descending from the plateau top to the Konkan lowland. The Vaitarna is 154 km long and has a drainage area that practically covers the entire northern sections of the district. It has a number of tributaries, the most important of which are the Pinjal, the Surya and the Tansa.

Bhatsa, Vaitarna, Barvi and Bhavali are the main dams in Thane district. Modak Sagar and Tansa are important lakes in the district. There are highest irrigation projects in Thane district and Shahapur tahsil is known for irrigation projects. Thane city in the district is known as the lake city and has 35 lakes encompassing an area of 40 ha. Some of the lakes are Masunda talao, Upvan lake, Kacharali talao, Makhamali talao, Siddeshwar talao, Bramhala talao, Ghosale talao, Railadevi talao, etc.

Tourist Places

Siddhivinayak Mahaganpati Temple, Titwala:

The temple is located in Titwala town of Kalyan taluka. The temple was submerged under a tank and was discovered during the rule of Peshwa Madhavroa I who undertook desilting of the tank to resolve the drought situation in the town. Lakhs of devotees visit the temple during the Ganesh Chaturthi and Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi.

Vajreshwari:

The town is located on the banks of Tansa River in Bhiwandi taluka. Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi Mandir is a famous temple located at the foot hills of Mandakini Mountain in Vajreshwari. The Mandakini Mountain came into existence after a volcanic eruption.

Vajreshwari is also famous for hot water springs called 'Akaloli Kund'. There are around 21 hot water springs in the 5 km radius of the temple.

Shiv Mandir, Ambernath:

This temple is also known as Ambreshwar Shiva temple and locally known as Puratan Shivalaya. It is situated on the banks of Waldhuni river. The temple was built in 1060 AD in the Hemadpanthi-style, beautifully carved in stone.

Malshej Ghat:

It is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Thane-Pune district. The nearest railhead is Kalyan in Thane District or Karjat near Mumbai. Malshej

The ancient name of Amravati is "Udumbravati", prakrut form of this is "Umbravati" and "Amravati" is known for many centuries with this name.

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